Synopses & Reviews
This book focuses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers. It explains many more tools now available in the contemporary engineering environment. The book discusses the more commonly used topics of structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis. Problems with solutions provided.
About the Author
William R. Spillers is a professor of civil engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, and is a structural engineer with an international reputation in areas of computer applications to structures, design theory, and fabric structures. He is the author of Automated Structural Analysis, Iterative Structural Design, and Basic Questions of Design. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Introduction and review; Statically determinate structures; Deflections of structures; Statically indeterminate structures; Plastic analysis; Uses of cables; Moment distribution; Influence lines and their application; References; Appendices 1 The rotation matrix; Appendices 2 Geometric instability; Appendices 3 Discontinuous functions; Appendices 4 The Frenet formulas; Appendices 5 Kinematics of curved beams; Appendices 6 The degree of statical indeterminacy; Appendices 7 Some beam solutions; Appendices 8 A transcendental equation; Appendices 9 Effect of pre-stress; Index.